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Unread post Fighter Lock Decay ?
I'm still unclear about this setting. Can somone explain?

In the classic game the setting is N/A. Default is 1440 min.

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Unread post Re: Fighter Lock Decay ?
It is expressed in minutes.

When you lock onto a fig, and that fig is taken out, you
get a decay message. You can hold that decay'd fig
for the duration specified by this setting. A setting of
N/A or 0 means you immediately lose the lock, so you
can't pdrop on it. Anything else means you can plock,
hold the lock, then drop later. 1440 is 1 day.

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Unread post Re: Fighter Lock Decay ?
Fighter Lock Decay - the time it takes to loose the lock on fighters in a sector.
eg. in citadel you type P (sector number) and enter .... someone comes along and takes out those fighters ... then the timer begins.
When the time runs out , you no longer have a lock.
Otherwise withing that time you can still jump planet , in this example.

Be it know also that if inactive sub prompts were off , when you make that lock
you also don't get any fighter hits.

I believe in the old days you did.
This is why I think the Sub prompts should default to On.
But that is another story.

So here is the answer for the question asked .

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Unread post Re: Fighter Lock Decay ?
lol , I was first to answer and this web server didnt let me post .. wow ..
strange ...

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Unread post Re: Fighter Lock Decay ?
OK, so in order to hold the lock, interactive sub-prompts must be on so the player can chat, bot etc. while holding the fig lock?

1440 min = 24 hours = 1 day or is that only until extern? does extern break the lock?

(Vid, I've seen the forum hold up one of my posts as well, must be the two of you hit submit at the same time.)

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OK, so in order to hold the lock, interactive sub-prompts must be on so the player can chat, bot etc. while holding the fig lock?

1440 min = 24 hours = 1 day or is that only until extern? does extern break the lock?


I believe its a timer .. and midnight would be 12 am , extern can be any other time.
But for the most part , most SysOps set it to midnight as well.
So I would have to guess that its a timer and midnight and extern should not effect it.

I have not held a lock any longer then a few minutes after it was hit , so I have not tested it to the extent.

Yes that is right about the interactive sub-prompts.

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Unread post Re: Fighter Lock Decay ?
Cruncher wrote:
OK, so in order to hold the lock, interactive sub-prompts must be on so the player can chat, bot etc. while holding the fig lock?

1440 min = 24 hours = 1 day or is that only until extern? does extern break the lock?


ISPs can be off, but you can't chat via SS or see other
fig hits without it. That's not a substantial problem for
bots, however, as it's trivial to add a time-out value.

Extern does not break the lock, it's the time from when
the fig is taken out that matters.

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